Committees

Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice Committee provides services to returning citizens to have their records sealed (expunged). We agree to call our clients “returning citizens” to help curb the stigma and stereotyping against returning offenders reintegrating into society.

Felony charges can be sealed 3 years after the completion of your sentence, probation, and/or payment of fines and court costs. Misdemeanor charges can be sealed 1 year after the completion of your sentence, probation, and/or payment of fines and court costs.

Health Committee

The mission of the Wooster/Orrville NAACP’s Health Committee is to collaborate with community stakeholders to improve health outcomes among African Americans and other Communities of Color. The health committee focuses on preventing and reducing childhood obesity, HIV/AIDS, and other chronic diseases, and reducing health disparities. The Health Committee:

  1. Works to promote, protect and maintain the health of African Americans and People of Color.
  2. Assesses the health needs of the community.
  3. Advocates for equal access to health education, care, treatment, and research.
  4. Sponsors health-related activities such as health forums, fairs, webinars and workshops, highlighting issues of importance to People of Color.

Environmental Climate & Justice Committee

Advancing the leadership of frontline communities to eliminate environmental and climate injustices and ignite an environmental, social, and economic revolution.

Membership Committee

To expand the membership of our branch to facilitate more community involement.

Political and Community Engagement Committee

To promote NAACP-backed policies on the local, state, and federal levels and engage our community in voting and building social capital.